Yes, the words “chocolate” and “clean eating” or “healthy” can still be used in the same sentence! Avocado Pudding is both nutritious and delicious. Really.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The a2 Milk Company™. All opinions are 100% mine.
There are things I see on Pinterest that bring out the skeptic in me. Avocado pudding was definitely one of them. It just doesn’t sound right. Avocados and chocolate? Together in the same bowl? In my mind, it was right up there with vegan “cheese.” Blech.
But, since I am trying to eliminate refined sugar from our diet as much as possible I find myself searching for recipes that will curb my sweet tooth naturally. Don’t get me wrong-I enjoy a Reese’s peanut butter cup as much as the next gal, but I keep the treats down to one day a week.
When I’m being very good.
Which is very hard.
But things like clean-eating peanut butter fudge or now this avocado pudding (yes, seriously) are a big help.
Just look at how luscious and smooth it is! I was pleasantly surprised at the texture of this chocolate treat. It’s creamy and lightly sweet with that pleasantly bitter taste of dark chocolate. I’ll be honest-the first bite I took was weird. I didn’t really like it. It had too much of a buttery avocado flavor. That’s why I added the banana. It sweetened it up a bit more and took away that obvious avocado taste, without making it taste like banana pudding. I still felt like something was missing, though. I stood staring at my pantry for a while when my eyes fell across the almond extract.
Almond extract is sweet and strong. It also has magical powers that keep you going back for more. I added just a little bit and took another taste. Yes! *ding ding ding*
- 2 ripe avocados pitted
- 1 banana just barely ripe-a little green is OK
- 1/2 cup a2 whole milk
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until creamy and mixed well. Refrigerate until serving. If needed for desired consistency, add extra milk, one tbsp at a time. Sprinkle with chopped almonds if desired.
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